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Protecting Your Car in Winter

How to Protect Your Car from the Cold Wave

Posted On 07 Nov, 2018

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As we all know – winter is coming. And while this is a popular phrase around social media, it is a very serious one when it comes to car maintenance. If you wish to learn how to protect your old car, here are a few steps to follow and repeat regularly throughout the winter to ensure that your car performs to the fullest.

Does Age Matter?

Let it be known that we are talking about the age of the car. It definitely matters because over time any car will show some wear and tear. Contrary to the popular belief, washing and waxing your car during the winter is actually a good idea.

Most used cars will have their under carriage damaged by salt and filth. The more winters you spend with your car, the more dangers there will be for the under carriage. Furthermore, salt and snow will damage the paint. New cars come waxed but used cars require you to maintain them.

Be Patient with the Engine

During those cold early mornings, you must leave the car running before you start driving. This way the engine will warm up and you will avoid damaging it. What’s more, you don’t want to rev your engine over 2000 RPM before a decent temperature is reached.

As the engine warms up, the oil in there will also warm up. Having good lubrication is crucial for any car and will ensure a longer engine life.

Tire Care Really Matters

The first aspect to keep in mind here is the type of tires you use during the winter. Used cars typically also need a new set of tires because the factory ones will be most likely worn out. All-season tires are your first option and they are great in case you don’t have heavy snowfalls during the winter.

If you live in a climate where you have blizzards and storms, getting specifically winter tires is the way to go. This will force you into having a set of tires for the summer and one for the winter, but you will also have peace of mind when driving in rough conditions.

The second aspect is about the tire pressure. You want to check it regularly throughout the winter because the colder it gets, the more air will escape your tires.

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